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Henrietta Szold - Health Pioneer (Part 6)
The Founder’s Role in Hadassah’s Medical Program
On every level of Hadassah's work the keystone of development was the idea of teaching. The nurses taught mothers how to care for the children. The school luncheons were nutrition lessons. The bedside doctors were pupils: in the time when Palestine was isolated from the advances of medicine, courses were organized to help maintain the current of progress which was the life blood of modern medical science. Date: 1/20/2011

Hadassah Celebrates Tu B'Shevat
Hadassah and the Jewish National Fund (JNF) have been partners in Green Zionism since 1926 and have collaborated to meet many of the essential needs of Israel’s environment. Through this important and passionate coalition, our organizations are united in an effort to help Israel avoid environmental catastrophes. Date: 1/19/2011

Update: Durban III Conference, September 2011
Over the last several weeks, Hadassah representatives have participated in a series of conference calls on the United Nations Durban III Conference, scheduled for September 2011 in New York City. Date: 1/19/2011

Hadassah Nominates Incoming National President
Marcie Natan, Chair of Hadassah College Jerusalem, will serve as Hadassah’s next President
Marcie Natan, former National Treasurer of Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America, and current National Chair of Hadassah College Jerusalem, was officially nominated Sunday night as incoming National President of Hadassah. Date: 1/17/2011

Henrietta Szold - Health Pioneer (Part 7)
The Founder’s Role in Hadassah’s Medical Program
From the heart of the city of Jerusalem to what is now called Kiryat Hadassah in the Judean hills is a distance of about five kilo­meters, or three miles. For most of that distance a special road has been carved out of the rocks of the Judean hills. That road has been named the Henrietta Szold Road, and it leads to the great new Hadas­sah-Hebrew University Medical Center. Date: 1/17/2011

From Finance To Research – Exploring Jewish Identity
When Olivia Bodzin graduated with a degree in business and finance from California Polytechnic University at San Luis Obispo in 2007, she had no idea she'd be interning for The Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA) doing research about Jewish identity in Israel. But the opportunity came along and she jumped at the chance to increase her knowledge, skills and experience while living in Israel. Date: 1/13/2011

Henrietta Szold - Health Pioneer (Part 5)
The Founder’s Role in Hadassah’s Medical Program
Henrietta Szold attached superlative importance to science and scientific work in the application of the art of medicine. Without science, she stated, we have no future. Our scientific foundations are fundamental and inescapable in the development of Hadassah's health services. With that standard before her, it was natural that shortly after the organization of the Hebrew University a bond was established between its divisions of biological sciences and Hadassah. Date: 1/13/2011

Letter To A Jewish Constituent From Gabrielle Giffords When She Was Running For Congress
Growing up, my family's Jewish roots and tradition played an important role in shaping my values. The women in my family served as strong role models for me as a girl. In my family, if you want to get something done, you take it to the women relatives! Like my grandmother, I am a lifetime member of Hadassah and now a member of Congregation Chaverim. When I served in the State Senate in Arizona, I had the opportunity to visit Jerusalem. It was one of the most memorable experiences of my life. Date: 1/13/2011

Prayers For Tucson
The entire Hadassah community prays for Rep. Gabrielle Giffords as she clings to life, and for the 13 others injured in Saturday's shooting in Tucson. We mourn for those who perished that day, including her aide Gabe Zimmerman, 30; US District Judge John Roll, 63; Christina Green, 9; Dorothy Morris, 76; Phyllis Schneck, 79; and Dorwan Stoddard, 76. Date: 1/10/2011

Remembering Our Friend, Debbie Friedman
The death of Debbie Friedman, a popular and beloved Jewish singer and composer, touches all of us in the Hadassah community. We knew her well, and cherish her memory, her generosity and the music she brought to our lives. Here, from National Board member Barbara Spack, are heartfelt thoughts on her friend of more than three decades. Date: 1/10/2011

Hadassah Foundation Elects New Board
Former WNBA President Donna Orender elected to her third two-year term
The Hadassah Foundation, which seeks to augment the work of Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America, by improving the status, health and well-being of women and girls in the United States and Israel, elected new members to its board of directors and reelected current members, announced Nancy Falchuk, National President of Hadassah, and Carol M. Joseph, Foundation Board Chair. Date: 1/7/2011

Hadassah Welcomes the 112th Congress
On January 5, 2011, 18 Hadassah Members and Associates welcomed the 112th Congress to Washington. Of the 112th Congress, 107 were new members, the largest freshman class in more than sixty years. Throughout the day the group introduced themselves—and Hadassah—to the new representatives, senators and Capitol Hill staff. Date: 1/7/2011

Helping Haiti, Helping Humanity
Date: 1/7/2011

Sara Houghteling To Receive Harold U. Ribalow Prize
Author of "Pictures at an Exhibition" will receive annual literary award
Hadassah Magazine will present the 2010 Harold U. Ribalow Prize at a 3:30 p.m. ceremony on January 31 in New York. Every year, Hadassah Magazine honors an author who has created an outstanding work of fiction on a Jewish theme. Date: 1/7/2011

Selah Leadership Program Accepts Applications until March 1
Date: 1/7/2011

Henrietta Szold - Health Pioneer (Part 4)
The Founder’s Role in Hadassah’s Medical Program
For the first six months after his arrival, an immigrant's health was Hadassah's responsibility. To provide him when he fell ill with a doctor's care, a hospital bed, nursing and drugs, was a relatively simple matter. But that was not the way of Henrietta Szold. She looked beyond the individual to the community as a whole and to the people that was to build a new land. Date: 1/6/2011

Henrietta Szold - Health Pioneer (Part 3)
The Founder’s Role in Hadassah’s Medical Program
The leap from a simple nursing project to a medical program of national and, indeed, governmental scope, came in the midst of World War I. It was the darkest hour in the struggle against the marching German war machine. Date: 1/3/2011

The Healing Power of Art
World-renowned glass sculptor and artist Dale Chihuly visited us recently at Hadassah-Ein Kerem. During our tour of the Sarah Wetsman Davidson Hospital Tower, we walked through the Entrance Floor to the very end and stood in the light that streamed through the glass dome of the two-story Art Rotunda. Date: 1/3/2011

Henrietta Szold - Health Pioneer (Part 2)
The Founder’s Role in Hadassah’s Medical Program
For Henrietta Szold's centennial in 1960, Hadassah leaders wrote articles in several booklets about her contribution to Hadassah and to Hadassah's projects in Israel. In celebration of Henrietta Szold's 150th birthday, December 21st, we are reissuing some of these articles. "Nursing" is the second section of the article, "Henrietta Szold – Health Pioneer". The authors, Tamar de Sola Pool and Minnie W. Halpern, were long-time members of Hadassah's national board. Tamar de Sola Pool was national president from 1939-1943 and knew Henrietta Szold well. Date: 12/22/2010

HMO Update
Yesterday afternoon, passers by the little Moshav Mata not far away from Hadassah Ein-Kerem, saw a wounded woman with her hands tied behind her back. Date: 12/21/2010

Henrietta Szold - Health Pioneer (Part 1)
The Founder's Role in Hadassah's Medical Program
Henrietta Szold was such a personality, and Hadassah is the institution that is the lengthened shadow of her being. In this brief sketch we shall attempt to follow albeit only in outline, the impact of Henrietta Szold on the medical work of Hadassah of which she was the creative fount. Date: 12/20/2010

Combat Sex Trafficking in the United States
Hadassah affirms its policy statement against the trafficking of women and strongly supports the passage of the Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking Deterrence and Victims Support Act (S. 2925/ H.R. 5575). Date: 12/16/2010

Hadassah Foundation Meets!
The Board of Directors of The Hadassah Foundation met in New York to vote on grant allocations for 2011. Date: 12/15/2010

Hadassah “will not take up much of your time”: Henrietta Szold’s unrealized promise to Alice Seligsberg in 1912
News about Henrietta Szold on her 150th birthday
For Hadassah’s 25th anniversary in 1937, the Hadassah Newsletter printed a series of articles by Alice L. Seligsberg entitled, “Chronicle of Hadassah”, covering in detail the first few years of the organization. Date: 12/14/2010

Jerusalem Netletter: After Hanukkah thoughts
We have all scraped off the wax and put away our Hanukkah menorot, but we can still take to heart the message of the holiday. You get a miracle from heaven only after you make every effort on earth. Only after our Maccabbee forefathers and foremothers fought for our values did they receive the miracle of the oil which burned for eight days. Date: 12/14/2010

Human Rights Day Rally to Free Gilad Shalit
It was an exciting morning, to say the least. I had the pleasure of meeting Congressman Jerrold Nadler, Congresswomen Carolyn Maloney and Rabbi Joseph Potasnik, as well as representatives from some of the rally co-sponsors. Date: 12/13/2010

HMO: A Special Touch
Despite the devastating fire that occupied us for the week of Chanukah, the joy and laughter of the children during this special holiday remains in our minds. Date: 12/10/2010

International Human Rights Day
On December 10, 2010, at 10:00 a.m., Jewish community members and human rights activists will hold a rally outside the International Red Cross building in New York City, urging them to pursue all opportunities to gain access to Gilad Shalit and work towards his release. Hadassah National President Nancy Falchuk will speak at the rally, in addition to Congressman Gary Ackerman, Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney and Congressman Jerry Nadler, among others. For Hadassah members who want to attend, the International Red Cross Building is located at 801 Second Avenue, the southwest corner of East 43rd Street and Second Avenue. Date: 12/9/2010

My Night at the White House
It's not often you get invited to the White House. I had my chance this week, when I was a guest at the White House's Hanukkah party. Date: 12/6/2010

Happy Hanukah from Hadassah Medical Center
A Friday Story
Chanukah at Hadassah is always a wonderful time when the entire Medical Center seems especially filled with joy and warmth. This is particularly true in the Charlotte R. Bloomberg Mother and Child Center where decorations delight and our staff makes sure that parents and patients – even the sickest children – can celebrate in some fashion. In the Maternity Pavilion, there are celebrations of a different sort as a record number of babies continue to be born – five to eight percent more than this time last year. Date: 12/3/2010

HMO and the Fires: A Special Report
The gigantic fire that has been waging death and destruction along the Carmel mountain near Haifa is still in full force after more than 30 hours and for the second night. Date: 12/3/2010

International Volunteer Day, 5 December 2010
On 5 December, volunteers around the world mark International Volunteer Day (IVD). Date: 12/3/2010

Special Menorah Used for the Candle Lighting Ceremony at the White House Hanukkah party
The menorah for tonight's ceremony is generously loaned from Congregation Beth Israel in New Orleans. It was dedicated to the congregation in 1957 by Mr. and Mrs. Harry Lopp in honor of their 25th wedding anniversary. The Lopps were longtime congregational leaders and supporters. Date: 12/3/2010

Was Henrietta Szold Born on the 2nd Night of Chanukah?
News about Henrietta Szold on her 150th birthday
By Susan Woodland, Director, Hadassah Archives
Date: 12/2/2010

November 30th is BIG (Buy Israeli Goods) Day
On Tuesday, November 30, anti-Israel activists in New York City plan to demonstrate and call for boycotts of stores that sell Israeli products. This action is just one of many organized by the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement aiming to tarnish and delegitimize the State of Israel. In response, members of the Jewish community have designated the same day as BIG (Buy Israeli Goods) Day. Date: 11/24/2010

Kudos to HMO
Irris Makler is an Australian born free lance journalist reporting from Jerusalem about the Middle East. In 2009 she was severely wounded in her face from a rock thrown at her by Palestinians in Jerusalem. She was operated on and treated in Hadassah Ein-Kerem. Date: 11/23/2010

The True Bridge to Peace
Arab media seldom publishes positive stories about Israel, or Israelis. Al-Jazeera is considered to be the CNN or Fox news of the Arab world. They couldn't ignore an event where Hadassah was praised for the way it treats everyone. Date: 11/23/2010

Women's Rights Update
Despite a razor-thin defeat of the Paycheck Fairness Act on Wednesday, the fight for women’s rights—fair pay and an end to all forms of discrimination against women—wages on. Date: 11/22/2010

Flash Mob in Tel Aviv in tribute to Hadassah Medical Center
Flash Mob Dance that YJ Year Course produced in Israel this week in tribute to Hadassah Medical Center. Date: 11/19/2010

HMO Update
The Skeleton of the Sarah Wetsman Davidson is almost completed, changing forever the skyline of Hadassah campus in Ein-Kerem. Date: 11/17/2010

Remember Gilad Shalit on International Human Rights Day
Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit, who was kidnapped by Hamas four years ago, has been denied all access to humanitarian aid despite several visit requests from the International Committee of the Red Cross. This denial is an intolerable trampling of Gilad Shalit’s basic human rights, and an outright breach of the International Declaration of Human Rights and the Geneva Convention Date: 11/17/2010

A Special Visitor from Indiana
Some months ago, I was called by the visitors department to come to their office downstairs next to the Chagall Windows, to meet a visitor. This happens several times a day and I didn't think it was different this time. Date: 11/16/2010

Paycheck Fairness Vote & CEDAW Hearings
Congress has started the lame-duck session and landmark actions on key women’s issues are just days away! Date: 11/16/2010

Young Judaea Volunteers In New Orleans During Winter Break
Students will assist in rebuilding efforts Date: 11/12/2010

Hadassah Election Recap 2010
Hadassah, the Women's Zionist Organization of America, reaffirms its historic commitment to encourage informed, individual involvement in civic affairs, including voter registration and participation. Date: 11/10/2010

Remembering Kristallnacht, the “Night of Broken Glass"
November 9 – 10, 1938: the beginning of Hitler’s “final solution.” Date: 11/8/2010

The Power of Hadassah
A Friday Story
We are all familiar with the Talmudic saying, “Whoever saves a life, it is as if he has saved an entire world.” Sometimes, when we least expect it, that quote takes on new meaning. Date: 11/5/2010

Conference of Presidents Criticizes UNESCO
Leaders of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations strongly criticized the resolution passed recently by UNESCO, the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, in which it labeled the historic and sacred Jewish burial site of Rachel’s Tomb a mosque. Date: 11/3/2010

Young Judaea Lowers Tuition To Grow Year Course Program
Despite already robust numbers in its Young Judaea Year Course program, Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America, is renewing its commitment to ensure that the program remains at the forefront of long-term opportunities for students in Israel, making it even more affordable.  Students can attend a 2011-12 program for as little as $17,700. Date: 11/3/2010

Almost A Netletter: The Komen Race for the Cure in Jerusalem
This isn't a formal Jerusalem Netletter. It's a personal letter to you, my Hadassah friends. I'm still overflowing with emotion from the first ever Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure in Israel, and want to share that excitement with you. Everywhere I go in Jerusalem, I'm receiving thanks to Hadassah for making this event happen. You deserve those thanks, and I'm passing them on to yo Date: 11/1/2010

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